A terminally ill mum who dedicated her days fundraising for charity is now raising cash to make final memories for her children – after her cancer returned for the THIRD time.
Sarah Colledge, 38, was given just six months to live after being diagnosed with the disease two years ago.
But after fighting off the cancer she has now been told the illness has appeared on her hips and is set to undergo urgent radiotherapy.
Sarah is now pleading for help to raise funds to allow her to create lasting memories for her children William, 15, and Eve, 11.
Sarah, of Blackpool, Lancs., said: “Time is quickly running out and I want each moment to be special and to be remembered.
”I love my children very, very much. They are too young to lose their mother.”
Her family and friends have already help raise £1,200 and Sarah hopes they will raise enough to take her children and partner Kenny, 40, to Disneyland in Orlando, Florida.
She said: “While I am here I want to take them to places and create memories for them to cherish.
“They’ve been promised for years they will make it there, but due to unforeseen circumstances they have never been.
“Obviously that happening would be truly amazing and a dream come true.”
Doctors have been unable to successfully identify the root of the cancer in her body.
Sarah, who ran her own cleaning business before she had to give up work because of the cancer, said: “My diagnosis will never change. It’s a cancer that likes to keep returning. It will keep coming back and it could be months or a few years.”
She plans to keep on fighting until treatment in no longer an option.
She said: ”It’s hard to watch my family getting upset because there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
“Every time I have a diagnosis and I have to come home and tell the kids, I can see them deflating. It’s getting harder and harder.
”I don’t want to leave the kids with no mum at such a young age.”
Sarah is now asking for people to come forward with donations, but admits some people will consider her pleas “cheeky”.
She said: “With a terminal illness hanging over our heads and having no job, fundraising is the only way we can do something special for the children that they won’t forget.”
She is now putting together scrapbooks that she hopes to pack with memories for her children to look back on after she dies.
Sarah first fell ill in 2012, but it took almost a year for her to get a diagnosis.
She was originally diagnosed with a fluid-filled ovarian cyst, which turned out to be cancer and spread to other parts of her body.
Having been given just six months to live, Sarah underwent an 11-hour operation and several intensive courses of chemotherapy.
While the operation initially proved successful, her cancer returned eight months later.
During her charity drive Sarah has taken part in the Blackpool Race For Life, completed a fundraising skydive for Cancer Research and spoken in the Houses of Parliament on behalf of cancer patients.
She has also set up the charity Positive Peers, which aims to support people with cancer.
To donate visit crowdfundingJustgiving.com/sarah-colledge